THE QATAR OF KATARA HOSPITALITY
Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator with more than 45 years of experience. It was established by the government of Qatar for the purpose of managing the Gulf Hotel, which currently goes by the name of Doha Marriott Hotel. In 2012, the company's name was changed from Qatar National Hotels (QNH) to Katara Hospitality. According to Hamad Abdulla Al-mulla, CEO of Katara Hospitality, the company invests in projects aligned with its commitment to preserving heritage. Thus, it revamps historical buildings into hospitality complexes. Katara’s current portfolio of properties spans across three continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Thailand. Katara not only partners with various hotel management companies, but also owns its standalone operating division: Murwab Hotel Group, launched in early 2015. The hotel group has three main areas of business: Murwab Hotels, The Bürgenstock Selection, as well as a collection of independent non-branded upscale properties. “Katara’s next strategic target would be expanding its portfolio of hotels to 60 properties by 2026. Katara Towers, Lusail Marina District, set to open by 2020, will become a new hospitality landmark. It hosts a five-star hotel and a first six-star hotel and branded apartments," he said.
Hamad Abdulla Al-mulla